Behavioral Science (BSC)
BSC 265 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3 Units
This is an introductory course for students intending to do social science and education research that will address the basic principles of elementary statistics through the use of statistical analyses, including basic descriptive measures; sampling and sample size estimation; hypothesis testing; testing for differences between means, correlation, and measures of association; techniques for analyzing categorical data; and summarizing and presenting statistical results. A heavy emphasis will be placed on applications of basic statistical concepts to a wide variety of problems encountered in social, educational, and policy-related research, along with the use of computer packages for assisting in data analysis. Prerequisite: CMTH 101 and MTH 201 or equivalent.
BSC 296 Introduction to Research Methods 3 Units
This is an experimental learning course in which research techniques and methodologies are studied by developing and carrying out a research project using the following steps: selection of research problems, research design, data collection and analysis, statistical computation, hypothesis testing, and theory building.
BSC 318 Linguistics 3 Units
This course will study language as a fundamental component of human beings by examining the link between experience, culture, and language through the investigation of how language communicates, changes, and is used strategically to accomplish social ends.
BSC 381 Advanced Research Methods I 1-3 Units
This course will allow students in the behavioral sciences major to participate in advanced research with a faculty member but will not be offered regularly and will only be run as Independent Study. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
BSC 382 Advanced Research Methods II 1-3 Units
This course will allow students in the behavioral sciences major to participate in advanced research with a faculty member, but will not be offered regularly and will only be run as Independent Study. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
BSC 390 Practicum: Behavioral Science 3 Units
A practical experience outside the classroom this is directly related to the student's major, minor or professional program. It typically involves "hands-on" experience that is beneficial complement to the student's academic experience.
BSC 490 Internship: Behavioral Science 8 Units
An intense practical experience outside the classroom that is integral part of a professional program. This may be either a part-time or a full-time experience that contributes significantly to the preparation of a student for entrance into a profession. Approximately 40 contact hours are required for each unit of credit. Each department may limited the maximum number of internship credit.
BSC 492 Capstone: The Good Society 3 Units
This course will examine the core liberal arts questions that the behavioral sciences attempt to address and will serve as a summative experience for the students in the major. Prerequisites: ANT 364 and BSC 265 and BSC 296 and BSC 318 and PSY 345 and SOC 321.